MeL Databases: New
Gems and Trusted
Standards
MLA, 2007
Sheryl Mase, Library of Michigan
Suzanne Robinson, Michigan Librar...
The Michigan eLibrary

    “MeL



    mel.org

MeL Coordination at LM
All things MeL!
 Public relations & marketing
 Oversight of MLC support contracts
 III and datab...
http://michigan.gov/mel
Visit the MeL information website for
marketing tools, sample presentations,
contact information a...
Michigan eLibrary
    Evaluated Best Web Sites

        Includes Michigan Educators’ Resources
    
        (MER)
    St...
MeL by the Numbers

    Michiganians ordered 19,791,087

    articles during fiscal year 2004-2005.
    If charged an ave...
More MeL by the Numbers

  In 2006, MeL databases cost $3.9

  million
 In 2006, if every school, public library,
  coll...
Add 7 million items to your
library!
  Over 24 million items are available in

  MeLCat; 7.69 million are unique titles
...
MeL is funded via LSTA $$$
  The Library Services and Technology Act

  (LSTA) is administered by the federal
  Institute...
Training and Support

  Contract with Michigan Library

  Consortium
 Support:

        Kelly Bayee, Suzanne Robinson,
 ...
Database Updates and
         Info

    Suzanne Robinson, Michigan Library

    Consortium
     Talking very fast!
    
...
Gale enhancements mid-
      August
    Search Alerts with RSS export: Set up instant search

    alerts and journal aler...
More enhancements
    Enhanced Limiting: After a search is completed, the left

    sidebar will provide users with the o...
More…
    Enhanced Bookmarks: Direct access to individual

    documents, searches and collections of
    documents will ...
New Gale Common Menu
    (soon)
This is what you see if you do a “change
  databases” click…

    …or if you point to the ...
Gale Cengage Learning
    -New Databases
  Business and Company ASAP

 Business and Company Resource
  Center
 ChiltonL...
Largest business database
          In MeL
Replaces K12
  Professional
Collection – more
    inclusive
Spanish Languages
     Sources
Don’t forget
     to
 Refresh!
Need Acrobat
  Reader
Gale OneFiles

    General OneFile

      Formerly known as InfoTrac OneFile
    
     General interest news sources


...
Overlapping of content
         Academic Journals   General Magazines




Academic OneFile                          Genera...
Powerpacks

  Small, subject-focused

 Cross-searchable on Gale
  PowerSearch
 By mid-November, will be “databases”
 M...
OCLC

    CAMIO -- different interface, new accounts

    Hand Press Book

        FS interface
    
    History of Sci...
Ebsco – new MeL vendor!

    CINAHL Basic




    NoveList

CINAHL Basic

    Return of same database we had

    before but now from EBSCO

    Limited full text


        70 nurs...
NoveList

    New




    For readers of ALL ages




    For library staff and educators




 WONDERFUL!
New from ProQuest

    HeritageQuest Online




    SIRS Renaissance




    Gone:


        Ancestry Library Edition
 ...
Search each
  section
 separately
Familiar gems

  SIRS Discoverer

 General Reference Center Gold
 Gale Virtual Reference Center
 Health and Wellness R...
General Reference Center
     Gold
    Great general coverage




    Good for just about any student,

    faculty
Gale Virtual Reference
Collection

    10 titles




    Easy to search




    Good stuff!

WilsonSelectPlus
    Wide coverage – science, humanities,

    education, and business

    Full Text



    PDF or HTML...
MeL Featured Resources

    Electronic Journals List




    Michigan Educators’ Resources


        Don’t miss it!
    
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MeL Databases: New Gems and Trusted Standards

  1. 1. MeL Databases: New Gems and Trusted Standards MLA, 2007 Sheryl Mase, Library of Michigan Suzanne Robinson, Michigan Library Consortium
  2. 2. The Michigan eLibrary “MeL  mel.org 
  3. 3. MeL Coordination at LM All things MeL!  Public relations & marketing  Oversight of MLC support contracts  III and database contracts  User interface modifications  New development
  4. 4. http://michigan.gov/mel Visit the MeL information website for marketing tools, sample presentations, contact information and more… You can download various PowerPoint presentations designed for the public, legislators, and other interested parties.
  5. 5. Michigan eLibrary Evaluated Best Web Sites  Includes Michigan Educators’ Resources  (MER) Statewide Library Catalog  Resource sharing system with statewide  delivery Research Databases  Available for free to Michigan residents 24/7  MeL Michigana  Statewide digitization and local history  projects
  6. 6. MeL by the Numbers Michiganians ordered 19,791,087  articles during fiscal year 2004-2005. If charged an average commercial fee of $15.00 per article, the cost to residents would have exceeded $2.96 billion.
  7. 7. More MeL by the Numbers In 2006, MeL databases cost $3.9  million  In 2006, if every school, public library, college and university had purchased these databases separately it would have cost over $193 million
  8. 8. Add 7 million items to your library! Over 24 million items are available in  MeLCat; 7.69 million are unique titles  So far in ’07 weekly requests average 7,136  In 2006 MeLCat delivered 184,786 items, as of mid-October ’07, MeL has delivered 281,756 items (89.2% fill rate)
  9. 9. MeL is funded via LSTA $$$ The Library Services and Technology Act  (LSTA) is administered by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)  The Library of Michigan uses LSTA funds for MeL and MeLCat as well as other statewide projects and subgrants
  10. 10. Training and Support Contract with Michigan Library  Consortium  Support: Kelly Bayee, Suzanne Robinson,  Heather Thomas: Training 
  11. 11. Database Updates and Info Suzanne Robinson, Michigan Library  Consortium Talking very fast!  
  12. 12. Gale enhancements mid- August Search Alerts with RSS export: Set up instant search  alerts and journal alerts, with the added ability to create RSS feeds of InfoTrac content. Did You Mean?/Also Try: When a search fails to bring  desired results, users are given alternate spellings and preferred search terms to find appropriate results. Search Within Results: Dynamically refine search  results to pinpoint specific information by adding or excluding more terms to queries.
  13. 13. More enhancements Enhanced Limiting: After a search is completed, the left  sidebar will provide users with the option of selecting subject terms, subdivisions, article types and publications to allow further limiting of results. Enhanced Navigation: Based on feedback, changes  have been made to improve the interface navigation, including the creation of document tools (print, email, cite, download, translate) that appear in a visible TOOL BOX on each document. Enhanced Tabs: The number of results now will appear  on each tab, and color variation will be added to the tabs to signify more content behind the other tabs.
  14. 14. More… Enhanced Bookmarks: Direct access to individual  documents, searches and collections of documents will be made available through PowerSearch BOOKMARKS, which are clearly visible, easy to use, and always persistent. Improved quot;How-to-Citequot; Functionality: MLA and  APA formats for citations will be provided, with accurate elements, correct spacing and formatting. Publication Details: More information about each  publication will be provided, including embargo periods, publisher address and contact information, and publication descriptions
  15. 15. New Gale Common Menu (soon) This is what you see if you do a “change databases” click… …or if you point to the Gale menu on  your own page
  16. 16. Gale Cengage Learning -New Databases Business and Company ASAP   Business and Company Resource Center  ChiltonLibrary.com  Educator’s Reference Complete  Informe!  Onefiles and Powerpacks
  17. 17. Largest business database In MeL
  18. 18. Replaces K12 Professional Collection – more inclusive
  19. 19. Spanish Languages Sources
  20. 20. Don’t forget to Refresh!
  21. 21. Need Acrobat Reader
  22. 22. Gale OneFiles General OneFile  Formerly known as InfoTrac OneFile   General interest news sources Academic OneFile  Highly academic journal sources   Growing weekly
  23. 23. Overlapping of content Academic Journals General Magazines Academic OneFile General OneFile 10,500 titles 11,472 titles 60% Unique 60% Unique Expanded Academic GRC Gold 4803 titles 4981 titles
  24. 24. Powerpacks Small, subject-focused   Cross-searchable on Gale PowerSearch  By mid-November, will be “databases”  MeL Support staff can provide direct URL’s for those who want them  mel.org – deciding how to incorporate
  25. 25. OCLC CAMIO -- different interface, new accounts  Hand Press Book  FS interface  History of Science, Technology and Medicine  (HSTM) FS interface  SCIPIO Art and Rare Book Sales Catalog  FS interface  GONE:  Classe Periodica, PapersFirst, ProceedingsFirst 
  26. 26. Ebsco – new MeL vendor! CINAHL Basic  NoveList 
  27. 27. CINAHL Basic Return of same database we had  before but now from EBSCO Limited full text  70 nursing journals  Thousands of citations 
  28. 28. NoveList New  For readers of ALL ages  For library staff and educators   WONDERFUL!
  29. 29. New from ProQuest HeritageQuest Online  SIRS Renaissance  Gone:  Ancestry Library Edition 
  30. 30. Search each section separately
  31. 31. Familiar gems SIRS Discoverer   General Reference Center Gold  Gale Virtual Reference Center  Health and Wellness Resource Center  InfoBits  WilsonSelectPlus
  32. 32. General Reference Center Gold Great general coverage  Good for just about any student,  faculty
  33. 33. Gale Virtual Reference Collection 10 titles  Easy to search  Good stuff! 
  34. 34. WilsonSelectPlus Wide coverage – science, humanities,  education, and business Full Text  PDF or HTML  Good for better readers, faculty 
  35. 35. MeL Featured Resources Electronic Journals List  Michigan Educators’ Resources  Don’t miss it! 
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